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what is the scope of microbiology in India and i will be completing my 12th...

what is the scope of microbiology in India and i will be completing my 12th now so what to do after 12th if i want to engaged myself in microbiology and which is the best college in Mumbai for the the same?
Asked by S. shewale, almost 4 years ago under New Career Options



Microbiology is a branch of Biology that includes the study of growth, characteristics and various other aspects related to the life cycle of micro organisms such as protozoa, algae, fungi, bacteria and viruses. In other words, it is the study of microscopic organisms.

A person who specializes in the area of Microbiology is called as Microbiologist. The task of microbiologists involves investigation of the fascinating world of micro organisms or microbes. Due to the advancement in the field of science and technology, the scope of research in the field of microbiology has widened

A Career in microbiology can be a lucrative option in India as well as abroad. Numerous institutions all over India and abroad offer degree programs at under graduate as well as at post graduate levels in the field of microbiology. While a Ph.D or master's degree is required for Research & Development positions, Bachelor degree holders have employment potential as laboratory technicians, aids to biological scientists or as biology teachers.

Microbiologists find jobs in many places like research and development laboratories of government and private hospitals, research organisations, pharmaceutical, food, beverage and chemical industries. Universities, research institutes and industrial companies employ microbiologists to do basic, environmental, healthcare and agricultural research.

Microbiologists can also become faculty members in Universities, Colleges or teachers in Schools, etc. For college teaching, a master's degree may be acceptable along with qualification of CSIR – NET, but a doctorate opens more avenues.

Since you would be heading for a Bachelors, please find below the universities you can consider :

• University of Mumbai, Mumbai
• Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil University, Mumbai

Good luck!

Deepti_counsellor Response by T. Jain
StudyPlaces Counsellor
almost 4 years ago